Wed July 2, 2014
Tropical Update & Florida Public Radio Emergency Network Info
FPREN Tropical Outlook
Hurricane Cristobal is expected to reach Bermuda on Wednesday, forecast modes indicate steady intensification as is turns toward the northeast. No direct impacts to the U.S. are expected, but an elevated risk of rip currents on the east coast will continue through Thursday. Along the Gulf Coast, a disorganized system is producing an area of showers and thunderstorms south of Louisiana. The disturbance moves west southwest toward the Texas Louisiana border with a low chance of development in the next 48 hours. In the Atlantic, Invest 97 is developing a disorganized area of convection that poses long term interest as it nears the Lesser Antilles. The National Hurricane Center has given Invest 97 a low chance of development in the next 5 days. Further out in the Atlantic, a tropical wave produces convective activity ahead of the dry Saharan air, this system is given a medium chance of development in the next 5 days. None of these systems present a direct threat to the United States.
WUWF has joined forces with Florida’s public radio stations statewide to form the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (FPREN) to communicate emergency information through a seamless system of free over the air FM radio as well as online and mobile applications.
On this tenth anniversary of Hurricane Ivan, WUWF is stronger than ever in both infrastructure and staffing and equipped to stay on the air even during times of massive power outages in order to deliver important information to you before, during and after an emergency.
In the event of a weather incident, we will continue to provide recovery information for as long as necessary. Working in partnership with the Florida Division of Emergency Management and our local Emergency Operations Centers, you can be assured of having access to the most up to date information.
When you are at home, WUWF is your best source for information, but if you are travelling throughout the state you can still get the same important information from any of the FPRENs interstate highways indicates the exact frequency of the public radio station in each area. Additionally, mobile devices are able to obtain local information from any of the FPREN stations at any time.
During times of emergency, 88.1FM and wuwf.org will have all of the information you need in one place. Arm yourself with a battery or crank-up radio and check here for tips on preparing yourself for hurricane season.